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Meaning in second language Spanish

Meaning in second language Spanish
Meaning in second language Spanish
In this chapter, five types of meaning are defined: lexical, grammatical, semantic, discourse-related and pragmatic. The L2 acquisition in Spanish of properties divided along the lines of the linguistic interfaces are surveyed: the interface of syntax and semantics, syntax and the lexicon, syntax and discourse, syntax and pragmatics. The acquisition of meaning in Spanish has enjoyed much attention and has been studied from a variety of theoretical perspectives. It is argued in this chapter that not all facets of meaning acquisition have been explored to the same depth. The main conclusion is that meaning mismatches constitute a formidable challenge for language acquisition, but successful acquisition is possible and frequently attested at the higher levels of proficiency.
exical meaning, grammatical meaning, discourse-related meaning, pragmatic meaning, syntax-semantics interface, syntax-discourse interface, syntax-pragmatics interface, syntax-lexicon interface
978-0-470-67443-7
311-330
Wiley-Blackwell
Slabakova, Roumyana
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Geeslin, Kimberly
Slabakova, Roumyana
1bda11ce-ce3d-4146-8ae3-4a486b6f5bde
Geeslin, Kimberly

Slabakova, Roumyana (2014) Meaning in second language Spanish. In, Geeslin, Kimberly (ed.) The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition. (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics) Chichester, GB. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 311-330.

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In this chapter, five types of meaning are defined: lexical, grammatical, semantic, discourse-related and pragmatic. The L2 acquisition in Spanish of properties divided along the lines of the linguistic interfaces are surveyed: the interface of syntax and semantics, syntax and the lexicon, syntax and discourse, syntax and pragmatics. The acquisition of meaning in Spanish has enjoyed much attention and has been studied from a variety of theoretical perspectives. It is argued in this chapter that not all facets of meaning acquisition have been explored to the same depth. The main conclusion is that meaning mismatches constitute a formidable challenge for language acquisition, but successful acquisition is possible and frequently attested at the higher levels of proficiency.

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Published date: January 2014
Keywords: exical meaning, grammatical meaning, discourse-related meaning, pragmatic meaning, syntax-semantics interface, syntax-discourse interface, syntax-pragmatics interface, syntax-lexicon interface
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 355350
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355350
ISBN: 978-0-470-67443-7
PURE UUID: 82f33b3e-956e-40c1-b135-a58b900a74b6
ORCID for Roumyana Slabakova: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5839-460X

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Date deposited: 28 Aug 2013 11:44
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:22

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